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Resolving to Divest: The History of SJP at UCLA's Divestment Campaign

This article reviews the history of Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA’s campaign to pass a divestment resolution through the Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC). In what follows, we briefly historicize campus Palestine activism, review the history of SJP at UCLA, and then provide a detailed account and analysis of the divestment struggle—from the first discussions of ethical investments in early 2013 to the ultimate passage of divestment in November ...

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Rahim Kurwa and Omar Zahzah

 

Rahim Kurwa is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at UCLA and a member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCLA.

Omar Zahzah is a PhD student in the Department of Comparative Literature at UCLA as well as a member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM).